One day a Vinaya master asked a Zen master:
-How should one practice Tao?
The Zen master replied:
-Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired.
The Vinaya master said:
-Most people do that.
The Zen master...
This is not so much a Zen question as a metaphysical one. So I will answer it in like kind. Eternity is comprised of every conceivalble variation. The begining, middle and end in each varient is already mapped out. So yes, everything is predetermined, and because you have the ability to chose by free will an altrrnate path, it is also true that you determin your fate,though your ideal destination may not be the outcome. It is like wandering a maze with infinite soloutions, each time you start again the linear story will appear diffrent.Yet all of it has already occured all at once within the blink of eternity.